Donegal

Donegal is a charming little town (about 2000 inhabitants) with a castle and a couple of pubs. It is also an excellent centre for touring the beautiful North West region of Ireland, which many tourists skip on their journey around Ireland (they don't know what they're missing).

County Donegal can boast of its endless beauty. Its impressive coastline (about 1000 km) includes Slieve League, the highest sea-cliffs in Europe.

Picture of Malin Head
Malin Head

The locals speak English with a wonderful lilt. Many people do also speak Irish. In fact, the region has the largest number of native Irish speakers in Ireland, although the Irish up here has more in common with highland Gaelic than with the Irish spoken in the rest of country.

Derry ►